Resigning matters

25 Sep

Forest Gate North councillor Rachel Tripp has resigned from cabinet.

Speaking to the Newham Recorder, she said:

“As Robin knows, I have been unhappy for some time about our direction of travel as a council on specific issues. Despite the fact that I have hugely enjoyed my cabinet work in both equalities and the small business programme, I have decided to stand down.

“I remain fully committed to working as a local councillor in the very best interests of the residents and everyone else in the wonderful place that is Forest Gate North as well as wider Newham.”

Resigning on a matter of principle: I can’t remember anyone doing this before in Newham, at least not in the Wales era.

It would have been so much easier for Cllr Tripp to sit back, shut up and collect the cash, as others have done (and many still do). This is a brave and principled decision.

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2 Responses to “Resigning matters”

  1. urriti September 27, 2017 at 19:36 #

    It would be interesting to know what ‘direction of travel as a council on specific issues’ Councillor Trip wasn’t happy with?.

  2. KEVIN MANSELL October 2, 2017 at 23:24 #

    I wonder what the specific issues are too.

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